Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
If you have toenail fungus, laser treatment may be the answer. The GentleMax Pro is an FDA approved device for the treatment of nail fungus- without the pain or downtime.
Sign and Symptoms of Toenail Fungus
- Nail becomes:
- distorted nails
- Brittle, crumbly or ragged nails
- Dull, with no shine
- Dark nails caused by debris building up under your nail
- Nails with yellow streaks under the plate
- Nails with white spots or streaks on the plate
Infected nails also may separate from nail bed, a condition called onycholysis
TREATMENT OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS
Oral therapies are available to treat onychomycosis. Terbinafine is the most efficacious and considered first-line treatment. However, Terbinafine is contraindicated in certain patient populations, including patients with liver disease. Average cure rate of only 65.6% after 3 months of therapy with Terbinafine, There is a need for efficacious therapy that does not cause systemic side effects and lacks multiple drug interactions.
The GentleMax Pro can be used to temporary increase clear nails in patients with nail fungus. Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser can penetrate as deep as the lower nail plate and has been shown to temporary improve appearance of clear nail without significant complications Especially suitable for older patients with low immunity or liver and renal dysfunction
The laser energy penetrates through the toenail, to the nail bed beneath where the fungus is likely also present. This ability to penetrate the full thickness of the toenail is probably what leads to the promising results seen thus far with laser treatment. The result is to utilize heat energy to eliminate the infection.